The Middleworld Diaries
Who lives in Middleworld?
You do! And so do we!
If you've read The Jaguar Stones books, you'll know that the Maya cosmos was divided into three layers like a sandwich: the breezy heavens above, the dank underworld below, and in between was Middleworld, the world of humans.
So our club blog is called "The Middleworld Diaries". This is where you'll find news about the Jaguar Stones books, notes from our lives as writers and illustrators, tales from our travels and school visits, and whatever else YOU want it to cover.
After every blog entry, you'll have a space to comment. So please send us your thoughts, ideas, questions and suggestions.
Looking forward to hearing from you, J&P
Category Archives: Maya
Q. What do Maya anthropologists do when they’re waiting for dinner? A. They draw Maya glyphs on the tablecloths. This is our friend Marc Zender one of the leading Maya epigraphers giving us an impromptu masterclass on Maya glyphs. The glyph he’s drawing … Continue reading
This fall we attended Maya at the Playa – the annual conference where leading Maya archaeologists talk about their latest discoveries. These discoveries are beginning to bring to life some of the Maya individuals who lived at pivotal moments in their … Continue reading
Last weekend, we were thrilled to celebrate the International Day of Archaeology by participating in the AIA Archaeology Fair at the Museum Of Science in Boston. There were groups presenting everything from Roman battle techniques, to atlatl spear-throwing and underwater … Continue reading
Every fall we attend the Maya at the Playa conference in Florida and hear leading Maya archaeologists share their latest discoveries. Here are some fun things we learned this year: 1. Nightmare beasts from the underworld: Maya art occasionally features strange mutant animals: monkeys … Continue reading
To celebrate the Maya-themed Archaeology Fair this weekend and the opening of the wonderful MAYA: HIDDEN WORLDS REVEALED exhibit, we have a little bag of goodies to give away from the Museum Of Science in Boston. First name out of … Continue reading
One of the most exciting things about Maya archaeology is that there are still thousands of sites waiting to be discovered in the Central American jungle – and who knows what secret stories and wonderful works of art are hidden … Continue reading